Prior Park Landscape Garden is a beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath with stunning views across the city. 2022 will see the completion of a major restoration project on its historic dams.
One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.
The historic dams at Prior Park have recently undergone a major restoration. Built in the mid-1700s, both time and the destructive American signal crayfish took their toll on these structures and the dams needed major and expert attention.
With the construction phase of the project now complete, visitors can once again enjoy reflections of the Palladian Bridge in the middle lake, which has been empty since 2017. During the project the dams were strengthened, the lakes refilled, paths reinstated, and a small cascade is working once again – a long-lost original feature.
In the autumn the final phase of the project will get underway as over 4,000 shrubs are planted.
During school holidays there are activities in the garden for families. The Tea Shed is open for refreshments each weekend and on selected days during the school holidays – please check the website for up to date information.
Set in a sweeping valley above Bath, visitors can enjoy magnificent views and are a stone's throw away from the Bath Skyline walk - a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.
|Adult - Adult||9,43 € pro ticket|
|Child - Child||4,72 € pro ticket|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) - Family||23,58 € pro ticket|
|Groups (12+ people) - Adult||7,94 € pro ticket|
|National Trust members - Free Admission||Frei|
Hinweis: Bei den Preisen handelt es sich lediglich um Richtwerte, die sich täglich ändern können.
Disabled parking only (please call to book spaces).
Start out on Dorchester Street, Bath A3039. Turn left onto Broad Quay A367. At Churchill Bridge roundabout take the 1st exit onto Rossiter Road A36 (sign posted Warminster) A36. Keep right onto Prior Park Road A3062 (sign posted Combe Down) A3062. No brown signs.
First bus service 2 links Prior Park Garden with Bath City centre, on a 20 minute frequency on Monday to Sundays including Bank Holidays, and the journey takes 10 minutes. City Sightseeing Skyline Tour every 30 minutes in summer, every hour in winter.
|Opening - Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2023 - 30 Dez 2023)|
* Open seven days a week 10am-5pm with last entry at 4pm
From October weekends only 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm) until end Feb.
Epicentre (and raison d'etre!) of the Heritage City.
In the heart of the city, Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning Natural Spa where you can…
Experience critically acclaimed exhibitions of historical and contemporary
art and events…
Journey through the history of America
All things Austen-related!
Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein.
A must-see for every fashion-lover, the Fashion Museum Bath is home to one of the world's…
Tales and Trails of the Regency City of Bath, recounting fascinating stories of famous…
This is the only museum in the UK solely dedicate to arts and culture from East and South…
Through conservation, education and museums, Bath Preservation Trust ensures the future…
No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might…
Breathtakingly pretty 18th-century manor surrounded by award-winning Italianate gardens.
Wiltshire Music Centre is a purpose-built, 300-seat concert hall which attracts…
Full of variety, this charming garden shows the English country style at its best.
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park is a perfect family day out whatever the weather…
Elegant 17th century mansion with park land set in acres of rolling countryside.